Effective chairside communication with your patients is one of the most important elements to building a sustainable, successful relationship. Several methods that can create successful patient communication include telling your patients their oral health problems precisely and in simple terms, informing them of how the problems occurred and providing them the best treatment recommendations, and informing them of the consequences if treatment is delayed or ignored. The use of technology and collaborating with your dental team staff are additional ways that you can help take necessary preventive steps with patients to achieve a positive outlook on a patient’s oral health needs.
This event be a discussion of what communication methods are best to use effectively in-office by the dentist and hygienist. In addition, learn how you can influence the patient in their home care, allowing them to control and help eliminate oral biofilms and improve their systemic health.
The following subjects will be addressed in this virtual training event:
- The basics of the doctor-patient relationship to improving oral health
- In-office methods of collaborating between the dentist and dental hygienist
- Creating a “dental home” and other factors to enhance patient education
- Establishing a patient-centric approach to dentistry
- Improving patient communication to foster questions and garner case acceptance
- Recommendations to provide patients to eliminate oral biofilms and systemic health